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Never Too Old …

Never Too Old …

Hello again,

I’m a firm believer of the statement that you’re never too old to learn new things. As specific evidence of this, I offer my own present activities: I’m starting what (I hope) will be my 5th career as Vice President and CEO of a new company called GEOCOGEN AG (yes, the registered name is in all caps). It’s near where I used to live, and for various reasons, I moved to a new apartment – unfortunately without the spectacular view that you see on the header of this blog – but also in the countryside in a village called Hagendorn, and about 45 car or bus minutes closer to the job. It’s also about three times larger!

Why the new job? Well, there are a lot of answers to that question, and I probably won’t mention them all, but I’ll be as up-front as possible:

  • I’m retired, and as a lot of my fellow retirees have also discovered, retirement in Switzerland is not as great as it’s cracked up to be – it’s expensive and the pensions and second pillar and third pillar contributions from long ago are not worth as much today as we thought they would be
  • Also, a friend of mine – also retired – started the group of companies I joined about 15-20 years ago, and asked me to join him in his latest development, called GEOCOGEN (see for more information on this – I’m VP and CEO of the company)
  • The job is interesting – gives me something to do that I find interesting and worth while – I do believe that we have the solution that – literally – will save the world from darkness at the end of mineral fuel availability – and that will happen in this century!
  • The challenges associated with the work stretch my imagination and require me to learn new things
  • The potential clients for GEOCOGEN are really world-wide; we are currently talking seriously with potential clients in Switzerland (of course), the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa, and that’s just the beginning
  • The drive for success is still there! When that’s gone, then I seriously need to start looking for a burial plot!

Well, what do you think? Are you already old enough to retire? Did you? I just couldn’t do that, much less “retire on the job!”

Catch you later!

Jimmy Craig

Never Too Old …

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